Best Places To See in Raleigh

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Raleigh, North Carolina. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 Directions

Since 1947

Teens and Family Programs, Performances and Concerts, Educators, Galleries, Social Events, Conservation, Travel Program, Public Tours, Research, Films, Book Club, Permanent Collection, Lectures and Classes, Library, Dining, Society Youth, Art In Bloom, Shop, Exhibitions & College

'North Carolina Museum of Art' is one of the American South's leading art museums. The nation's largest 164-acre museum park with walks and parkland featuring significant works of art. They welcome interactions among diverse cultures, foster collaborative collaborations, and try to unlock the creative potential in everyone. The NCMA presents a permanent collection that extends over 5,000 years, a number of celebrated exhibits and public events, an outdoor performance amphitheater. Children can enjoy the many activities that take place all year round, including lectures, concerts, films, camps, and workshops. Museum offers instruction for staff, and lodging during exhibits and activities is increased. It provides free ADA-compliant parking.

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Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon Closed

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201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 Directions

Since 2007

Gift Cards, Cafe, Play Planning Tools, Exhibits, Parent Workshops, Classes, Holiday Gifts, Facility Rentals, Birthday Party, Educator Resources and Advisory Group, School and Plan Field Trip, Group Visits, Special Parties, Museum Store & Events

Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, immersive experience that encourages children in today's world to be innovative thinkers, successful learners, and self-confident. The campus also contains the Marbles Kids Museum Wachovia IMAX theatre. Museum provides children with incredible learning opportunities through creative exhibits focused on play. It has over 680,000 yearly campus visitors reflecting their community's full cultural and economic diversity. It offers free admission for children under one and members.

Discount: 50% Off on Marbles Movie Member View Deal

Price: Admission:
Adult, Child, Senior - $7
Military (with ID) - $6
Adult - $12
Child (under age 12) - $5

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Mon - Wed & Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 Directions

Since 1879

Educational Programs, Self-Guided Tours, Accessibility, Rentals, Events, Outreach and E-Learning, Living Conservatory, Research and Collection, Summer Camps, Reptiles, Arthropod Zoo, Animals, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Exhibitions, Stores, Veterinary Services, Group Visits, Dining, Amphibians & Fish

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest natural history museum in the South-East, with fossils, whale skeletons, live specimens, and walking dioramas. The museum specializes in exhibits, education, study, and collections of the natural sciences. They screen B-movies for private parties and gatherings, including weddings and wedding receptions, on First Fridays they rent out Museum areas. They discover through all the different shows on many different self-guided tours. Through five glass-walled research laboratories, tourists can watch scientists at work, and in three research labs. Preferences for Membership are open. Museum affords free entry for visitors.

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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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